Coronavirus live news: WHO surge team arrives in South Africa as global deaths top 700,000

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7.52am BST

Also in the US, Representative Rodney Davis has revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, making him at least the 15th US lawmaker to be infected or presumed to have the disease.

Reuters reports:

If you’re out in public, use social distancing, and when you can’t social distance, please wear a mask. All of us must do our part. That’s what it will take to get through this pandemic.

7.36am BST

US secretary of health andhuman services Alex Azar and his delegation will have to be tested for the coronavirus before getting to Taiwan and again when they arrive, and they must wear masks, according to a government official.

It will be the highest-level visit since 1979 to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and to “celebrate the shared values” of the two democracies – prompting China to urge the US not to “send the wrong signals to Taiwan secessionists”.

They must wear masks at all times […] There are rules on where they can go.

Related: US announces highest-level visit to Taiwan in decades, risking China anger

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